Cryptic Reminders of Time's Passage


The Crypts at Evergreen Cemetery

As for types like my own, obscurely motivated by the conviction that our existence was worthless if we didn't make a turning point of it,
we were assigned to the humanities, to poetry, philosophy, painting - the nursery games of humankind, which had to be left behind when the age of science began.
The humanities would be called upon to choose a wallpaper for the crypt, as the end drew near.

- Ludwig Van Beethoven

I'm unsure of the function of the piece on the lower side wall.  An artifact of construction, perhaps?

This stained glass window is visible from the opening in the front doors of the above crypt.
The artist is forgotten.  Likely, too, are the Evans.  But the glass landscape is still much admired.

The whole earth is the tomb of heroic men and their story is not given only on stone over their clay
but abides everywhere without visible symbol woven into the stuff of other mens lives.

- Pericles

The Watson crypt was at the bottom end of the scale.

In all there are 11 pages of photographs of some of the unusual features to be found in Morristown's Evergreen Cemetery.  See the New Jersey section for seven pages and the Photographs section for the other four.

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